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Just a “Regular” Doctor

Just a “Regular” Doctor

“What’s your specialty?” This question continually flummoxes me. This is the moment that I experience a brief surge of envy toward my cardiology and dermatology colleagues who have simple one-word answers to this question that any lay person can understand.

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship is Alive and Well

The Doctor-Patient Relationship is Alive and Well

Medicine is unquestionably harder than it was 10 years ago. Many more doctors I know talk about quitting (an option that is not equally available to patients). However, there’s been no mass exodus of doctors. We doctors grumble loudly — often with good cause — but we aren’t quitting in droves, mainly because of patients…

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“What Doctors Feel” in Japanese

“What Doctors Feel” in Japanese

"What Doctors Feel" is now available in Japanese!

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Why Does the Physical Exam Stop at the Navel?

Why Does the Physical Exam Stop at the Navel?

It’s like our patients are Humpty Dumpty, and the pieces are divvied out between different medical fields. Can we put the patient back together again?

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Danielle at the Moth MainStage

Danielle at the Moth MainStage

Danielle performs live for the Moth at the Players' Theater in New York City. She tells the story of one of her very first patients.

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“Literature about medicine may be all that can save us”

“Literature about medicine may be all that can save us”

“Language, that most human invention,” wrote Oliver Sacks, “can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes.” In the last decade or two, a new generation of doctor writers – including Atul Gawande, Abraham Verghese, Henry Marsh,Danielle Ofri, Siddhartha…

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TEDx Beacon Street

TEDx Beacon Street

Danielle's TED talk, “When Doctors Face Fear:” a harrowing journey through the intricacies of fear.

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Documentary: Why Doctors Write

Documentary: Why Doctors Write

Ken Browne Productions is excited to launch the trailer for the film, "Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine." Danielle Ofri is filmed at Bellevue Hospital along with one of her long-time patients. When completed, the documentary will explore storytelling and creativity in medicine.

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Should Doctors Care About Happiness?

Should Doctors Care About Happiness?

We in the health care professions need to notice and inquire about happiness the same way we do other aspects of our patients’ lives.

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A Doctor in the Neighborhood

A Doctor in the Neighborhood

There aren’t any ethical guidelines about where a doctor should live or how she should behave when she and her patient are in line at the grocery store.

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